The Guardian Center will host its Firecracker 5K Challenge over Grayville Days for the sixth straight year this August.

The date for the 5K has been set for Aug. 31, with registration taking place between 7–7:45 a.m. and the race itself beginning at 8 a.m. at the Depot in Grayville. Online registration is available through the Guardian Center website at www.theguardiancenter.org or through its Facebook page.

The Guardian Center works to help children who have been reported as abused physically or sexually. Advocates provide emotional support, court assistance, referrals for counseling and a variety of other services to children and their families from the time of the child’s disclosure until the criminal case or other services are completed.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the children of Crawford, Edwards, Gallatin, Lawrence, Richland, Saline, Wabash and White Counties.

If any business, organization or person is interested in being a sponsor, please contact the Guardian Center for more information. Sponsorships also have the opportunity to include items for participant bags, such as pens, magnets, water bottles, note pads and food items for the finish line.